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Criquet jacasseur/Gebirgsgrashüpfer

Stauroderus scalaris

Description:

A mountain species of short-horned grasshopper (Acrididae). Female specimen.

Habitat:

Spotted along a sunny rocky path with plenty of vegetation nearby. Alt. 1500 m ASL. This mountain grasshopper lives on dry, rocky mountain meadows.

Notes:

In Germany this species is on the Red List of endangered species threatened with extinction (Category 1) .

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Gebirgsgrashüpfer or Criquet Jasseur
Stauroderus scalaris Gebirgsgrashüpfer – Wikipedia


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16 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Welcome Daniele...
This is satisfying that my guess was correct... http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stauro...
Surely learnt something on Real Life on Project Noah..

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID bayucca!
Gerardo, Ashish, thanks for your comments.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Stauroderus scalaris, female.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I feel it is in Gomphocerinae family...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomphocerin...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

It may be a Large Marsh Grasshopper / Mecostethus grossus is find in Europe
Great shots :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Maria! I have no idea how it landed there, selected by mistake most likely :-). I am removing it now.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

wonderful series, Daniele! It doesn't belong in the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission though.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

You're right Satyen,,, thanks!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

The eye looks as though a seed has been stuck there :-) ..... Wonderful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Arlanda and Emma!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Beauty!

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Beautiful pictures, Daniele

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Atul! They make good subjects! Before they jump away:-)

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

good shot !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Claudia!

ClaudiaS
ClaudiaS 8 years ago

Great shot! Love the details

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Champéry, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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